Inky black splotches along Croatia’s Sava River show where the river has expanded in a springtime flood. The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite recorded the floods on March 29, 2004. The region had recently been inundated with heavy rains, which undoubtedly were partially responsible for the floods. However, a Terra MODIS image taken on March 18, hints that melting snow also contributed to the rising waters. On March 18, snow, shown in light blue in the false-color scenes, covered the Dinaric Alps along the Adriatic Sea. By March 29, most of the snow was gone. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/29/04.